Friday, July 29, 2016

Event: Movie Night at the Art Society: “Jurgen Schadeberg's: Black-White” on Friday, July 29, 2016 @ 7:30-9:30pm at ASTT -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies

“Schadeberg: Black-White” on Friday, July 29, 2016 at ASTT
Event:  Movie Night at the Art Society: “Schadeberg: Black-White” on Friday, July 29, 2016 @ 7:30-9:30pmpm at ASTT -- Trinidad & Tobago, West Indies; Event Details - Location: The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago; Cor. Jamaica Blvd & St Vincent Ave; Federation Park, Port of Spain; Trinidad and Tobago, W.I.; Tel: (868) 622-9827 or (868) 738-8273; Email: exhibitions@artsocietytt.org or admin@artsocietytt.org;  Hours: 10am-6pm daily.
Event Description: “The ASTT Welcomes you to another installment of our 'MOVIE NIGHT.' Movie Night at the ASTT this month screens 'Schadeberg: Black-White' on Friday, July 29, 2016. The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago partners with the German Embassy for this month's Movie Night. The Art Society of Trinidad and Tobago will be hosting this movie. Film starts promptly at 7:30pm on Friday, July 29, 2016. The German movies are rare treats, with the collaboration of the Art Society and the German Embassy we are very happy to screen these movies.   These are first time screenings outside of Germany. Admission is free.”Read more: https://www.facebook.com/artsocietyTT and http://artsocietytt.org/
About Jurgen Schadeberg: “Jurgen Schadeberg was born in Berlin in 1931 and, while still in his teens, worked as an apprentice photographer for a German Press Agency in Hamburg. In 1950 he emigrated to South Africa and became Chief Photographer, Picture Editor and Art Director at Drum Magazine. It was during this time that Jurgen photographed pivotal moments in the lives of South Africans in the fifties. These photographs represent the life and struggle of South Africans during Apartheid and include important figures in South Africa’s history such as Nelson Mandela. Sometimes known as “The Father of South African Photography”, he is a principle figure in South African and World Photography. His major body of work, which spans 60 years and incorporates a collection of some 100,000 negatives, captures a wealth of timeless and iconic images.”Read more: https://www.journeyman.tv/film/4753
About ASTT: “Before the Trinidad Art Society was born, a small group of painters, poets and writers including Amy Leong Pang and Hugh Stollmeyer among others – dubbed the “Society of Trinidad Independents”, taking their cue from the modernist movements in Europe- pointed the country into the headwinds of contemporary art. They revelled in Gauguin, Modigliani and the growing fascination with African art; their metaphysical leanings found a ready response in Shango – Baptist beliefs with strong echoes of Orisha in Benin. The group ran afoul of a fundamentalist press whose vitriolic attacks were partially responsible for the disintegration of the body (after nine years) in 1938. Their pioneering visual work, however, was to have a profound influence on the development of art in Trinidad and Tobago.”Read more: http://artsocietytt.org/about/
For further information: http://artsocietytt.org/ and https://www.facebook.com/artsocietyTT.

Schadeberg: Black & White - Trailer - video by Journeyman Pictures

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